Deutsche börse prize 2010 first thoughts

http://www.photonet.org.uk/index.php?pxid=961
No doubt I will be visiting this exhibition more than once so I thought to mention my first thoughts in note form and then write some more and see what else I can pick up on. :] Really enjoyed this years.

Sophie Ristelhueber
http://www.photonet.org.uk/index.php?pid=384
Dust – saw Reference to man ray but loved it as it’s own – aerial and loosely geometric, emotion in the blast holes especially with the figure. Scale – bed in holiday home versus children – childhood

Anna fox
http://www.photonet.org.uk/index.php?pid=374
Series mother and father, relate in strange way – as if overhearing words from the cupboard – village series strange some compelling – red painted boy – purple hat – series of gifts strange and gruesome but in. A way a
Beautiful documentation of their deaths

Zoe Leonard
http://www.photonet.org.uk/index.php?pid=383
Dye transfer – unusual – William eggleston colours – shop fronts almost seen before – some grabbed – coats and buttons , plastic clothes

Donovan Wylie
http://www.photonet.org.uk/index.php?pid=385
Really striking lines and textures, metal fence as if made from fabric, as you move along it gets more and more intense, least liked the end two with 7 but they showed a sortof end without solution, disturbing selection to display – no rest – not so inspiredby the wall ‘collage’ but it gave the work context

Difficult to say which one/s are my favourite to win. At the moment I love all of them for different projects, I’d probably say I like both Sophie and Donovan the most as I love their images as a whole far more, whereas the others there are some of their series that didn’t stand as strong next to the others.

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